PRESS ROOM

The office of Media and Public Relations provides notification of ongoing Commonwealth Club events to the public and the press and handles media relations. Please find below press releases and articles regarding program developments and significant events, forums, and lectures at the Club.

Founded in 1903, The Commonwealth Club has played host to a broad and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Nancy Pelosi in 2010. Just a sampling of other noteworthy guests includes Martin Luther King, Jr., Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Walter Cronkite, Ted Turner, Jane Goodall, Tom Brokaw, Bill Gates, David Brooks, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Alec Baldwin, and Reza Aslan, all of whom have delivered landmark speeches here.

For information and for media credentials, contact:
Riki Rafner, Director of Media and Public Relations
rrafner@commonwealthclub.org
415-597-6712

Press Releases

Jul 11, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Farmer Gallery Showcases the Works of Christopher Peterson: “What is Real” July 9 through September 9, 2019

Jun 26, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club Presents Member Led Forums August Series, 2019: The Art and Science of Well-being

May 08, 2019: 

The 2019 California Book Awards Honors Eleven Outstanding Books by California Authors

Apr 09, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Farmer Gallery Showcases: The Works of Bay Area Photographer Sharon Beals: “The Wonder of Birds’ Nests” April 3 through June 28, 2019

Apr 08, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Farmer Gallery Showcases the Works of Bay Area Photographer Sharon Beals: “The Wonder of Birds’ Nests” April 3 through June 28, 2019

Apr 03, 2019: 

Finalists for the 88th Annual California Book Awards Competition Announced

Mar 14, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Showcases Work of Local Artsts at New Home

Feb 20, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Celebrates 31st Annual Distinguished Citizen Gala

Jan 24, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Farmer Gallery Showcases: The Works of Bay Area Artist Ryan Farley

Dec 17, 2018: 

Evelyn Dilsaver Named Commonwealth Club Board Chair

Sep 04, 2018: 

Commonwealth Club Accepting Submissions for Upcoming California Book Awards Competition September 15 through December 15

Jun 27, 2018: 

The Age of Perpetual Light and The Color of Law Lead California Book Awards Gold Medalists

Jun 27, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club Of California Celebrates 30th Annual Distinguished Citizen Gala: "Views from 110"

Jun 27, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club Presents Member Led Forums Summer Sessions, 2018: Crisis in Our Country Moving from Civic Conflict to Civil Conversation

Jun 27, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club Presents: Alicia Garza, Darnell Moore, Tam O'Shaunessey & Katie Sowers in Honor of LGBT Pride Month

In the News

Jul 24, 2019: 

Gun-Safety Activist Shannon Watts on How to Fight Like a Mom and Beat the NRA (Mother Jones)

Jul 23, 2019: 

abc7 interview clip track Feb 22, 2019 (Robert Lee Kilpatrick)

Jul 22, 2019: 

Kamala Harris' Record As A Prosecutor, Explained (Yahoo!)

Jul 22, 2019: 

There's a reason the Founding Fathers hated paper money (WorldNetDaily)

Jul 18, 2019: 

About the Founder & Editor (VINOGRAPHY®: a wine blog)

Jul 17, 2019: 

DAILY DIGEST: SGMA sharpens focus on conjunctive use; Don’t say retreat when talking about sea rise in CA; State’s 2019-2020 budget has millions for water projects; Mammoth Mountain slopes to close July 28; Is Memphis the next California for farming? ... (Maven's Notebook)

Jul 03, 2019: 

23 events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 in SF Bay Area (Santa Cruz Sentinel)

Jul 03, 2019: 

23 events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 in SF Bay Area (The Mercury News)

Jun 29, 2019: 

Events Around the Bay – Week of June 28, 2019 (Кстати Russian American News and Views)

Jun 28, 2019: 

Julian Castro Pounds the Table, Demanding Abortion for Men, Too (American Thinker)

Jun 27, 2019: 

***Live Updates*** Dems Debate Again in Miami (Breitbart)

Jun 27, 2019: 

Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 presidential campaign and policies, explained (Arab Media)

Jun 25, 2019: 

Pride 2019: Book sheds light on gay closeted Eisenhower aide (Bay Area Reporter)

Jun 24, 2019: 

'They are going to get steamrolled': California's governor warns Facebook, YouTube, and other social media giants that government regulation is coming (mySanAntonio)

Jun 24, 2019: 

'They are going to get steamrolled': California's governor warns Facebook, YouTube, and other social media giants that government regulation is coming (Business Insider)